Clinical Outcomes in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Factors associated with clinical and ventricular recovery are sparse. Results from the IPAC study have indicated that although most women make a successful recovery, 13% have major events or severe cardiomyopathy. An initial LVEF<30%, LVEDD≥6.0 cm, black race, and presentation after 6 weeks postpartum were associated with a lower LV ejection fraction 1 year post partum.